Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd in over 190 countries. Join the still thriving 70's movement to be 'Green' by keeping your car and driving environmentally friendly.
At Auto Credit Express we don't only offer an easy application for unfit credit vehicle financing, but also great tips on everyday maintenance and driving habits. After all, we don't just aim to get you into a car, truck or SUV, but also to help you improve the quality of life for you and your loved ones.
Steps to be Greener on the Road
Not all of us can afford the latest vehicles that have gone all electric or use alternative fuel sources. We can all drive greener though. Check out some of these tips to maintain green habits on the road.
Keep up with regular maintenance
This is a key point; not just for the environment, but for the value of your vehicle and your budget. Follow the recommendations from the vehicle's manual about when to have tune-ups done, along with checking the following regularly by a professional:
- Spark Plugs
- Air Filters
- Cooling Systems
- Emissions System
If you are forcing your vehicle to cart around a lot of extra weight that's unneeded…get rid of it! Clean out your car, including your trunk space. Anything that's not necessary should be taken out. A lighter load means your vehicle will use less gas to propel you forward to your destination.
Check Your Tires
Proper tire inflation can improve your gas mileage by more than 3% when maintained regularly. Slack tires can cause more friction which means your engine has to work harder to move.
Tighten Your Gas Cap
Some people like to leave their gas caps a little loose so it's easy to remove when it comes time to fill up. But this can be costing you a ton of money. If it's not sealed correctly, your gas cap could be allowing your gas to evaporate away. Now who can afford that?
The biggest way to go green on the roads is to just be driving conservatively. Sudden stops and starts, along with jerky aggressive driving can decrease your miles per gallon.
Another thing to consider is that it might just be time to upgrade your vehicle. You may think that with a credit score that's less than perfect you wouldn't be able to afford much. But even a vehicle that's only a year or two behind the current model could save you tons on gas and maintenance. It only takes three minutes to find out what you can afford, so don't waste time; find out now!